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NALC Chief Executive's bulletin

Meeting of chairman and vice chairmen

The NALC newly elected chairman, Cllr Sue Baxter (Worcestershire), vice-chairman (finance), Cllr Keith Stevens (East Sussex), and vice-chairman (member services), Cllr Mike Drew (Avon), met this week with the NALC Chief Officer and the corporate management team to map out the priorities for the next two years, and how they would work together as a team to promote... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 17 Jan 2020 15:15 by Alison Robinson

Tags: Lobby Day, NALC, National Association for Local Councils, News, health & wellbeing, loneliness, policy committee, transport planning

NALC Chief Executive's bulletin

Conservative party conference

The political party conference season came to a close this week with the NALC chairman, Cllr Sue Baxter, and other NALC colleagues in Manchester at the Conservative Party autumn conference. Brexit was again a consistent theme, with much focus on what the Prime Minister has or hasn't been up to, including drinking from disposable coffee cups! The highlight for NALC was their... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 04 Oct 2019 13:36 by Alison Robinson

Tags: LGF, NALC, National Association for Local Councils, News, Policy Committee, SLCC, conference, conservative party conference, healthwatch conference, local government finance, new councils campaign, tree charter

NALC Chief Executive's bulletin

Policy Committee

The NALC Policy Committee, which oversees the policy-making and campaigning work, met on 6 March, here are a few highlights in advance of the draft minutes being available:

  • An extensive discussion on the flexible and diverse funding theme of NALC's A prospectus for ultra-localism, with a particular focus on our policy on business rate reform, where it was agreed our submission to the... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 08 Mar 2019 16:15 by Alison Robinson

Tags: CIL, Community Infrastructure Levy, NALC, National Association for Local Councils, News, OS, Ordnance Survey, Policy committee

NALC update - from Jonathan Owen (Chief Executive)

Data Protection Bill and GDPR

· NALC's concerns over the impact of the Data Protection Bill and GDPR on local councils were picked up in Parliament last week as well as extensively in the media. Prior to last Monday's Second Reading of the Bill the NALC chairman Cllr Sue Baxter wrote to secretary of state for digital, culture media and sport, Matt Hancock MP and NALC issued a press release.

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Posted: Mon, 12 Mar 2018 17:25 by Alison Robinson

Tags: Data Protection, GDPR, International Women's Day, LGA, Lobby Day, NALC, NPPF, National Association for Local Councils, National Planning Policy Framework, News, Policy Committee, events

NALC update - from Jonathan Owen (Chief Executive)

Policy Committee

· The Policy Committee met on Tuesday at the NALC offices, in advance of the draft minutes being available here are a few highlights: Cllr Rodney Jackson (West Sussex county association) was elected chairman and Cllr David Francis (Northumberland county association) vice chairman for 2018; the Committee considered and discussed draft proposals for their work programme for the... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 19 Jan 2018 16:48 by Alison Robinson

Tags: NALC, National Association for Local Councils, News, ethical standards, government reshuffle, parish polls, policy committee

NALC update - from Jonathan Owen (Chief Executive)

Queen's Speech

·Last Wednesday the Queen's Speech at the State Opening of Parliament set out the Government's legislative agenda for the forthcoming session of this Parliament, with Bills relating to Brexit as expected dominating the programme. What was not included were several manifesto commitments or new measures to support further devolution or reintroduce the Local Government Finance Bill... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 26 Jun 2017 11:19 by Alison Robinson

Tags: LGA, Local Governenance Agency, NALC, National Association for Local Councils, News, Policy Committee, Smaller Councils Committee, Star Council Awards

NALC update - from Jonathan Owen (Chief Executive)

Policy Committee

·In advance of the draft minutes being available, highlights of the Policy Committee include: Cllr Rodney Jackson (Sussex) was elected as the new chairman and Cllr Gordon Thurston (ERNLLCA) the new vice chairman; councillors welcomed Christine Lalley (Oxfordshire), the county officers forum representative, who had joined the Committee; a review of the work programme and discussion... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 13 Feb 2017 12:14 by Alison Robinson

Tags: Finance Bill, Local Audit, NALC, National Association for Local Councils, Policy committee